Statement of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Robert Andrews

Jul 17, 2012

Pursuant to House Rule XI, Clause 3(b)(8)(A) and Committee Rules 17A(b)(1)(A) and 17A(c)(1), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics have jointly decided to extend the matter regarding Representative Robert Andrews, which was transmitted to the Committee by the Office of Congressional Ethics on April 2, 2012. 

The Committee notes that the mere fact of a referral or an extension, and the mandatory disclosure of such an extension and the name of the subject of the matter, does not itself indicate that any violation has occurred, or reflect any judgment on behalf of the Committee.

The Committee will announce its course of action in this matter on or before Friday, August 31, 2012.